Frikase are Tunisian buns with the texture of a doughnut.
Mix all the ingredients of the dough until you get a flexible and smooth dough. In case the dough is very sticky you can add a little flour, but the dough must be airy. Let the dough rise until it doubles in size. Afterwards kneed the dough again, and divide it into 8 parts. Roll it into a long bun shape and put it on a baking pan and cover with a towel for 30 minutes (for additional rising)
In case you use dry yeast, mix it with the flour before adding the liquids. If you use fresh yeast, mix it with the hot water before adding it to the flour.
Heat oil in deep pot, and fry the dough on each side until it turns a golden color on all sides. Put the Frikase on a paper towel to drain oil, and let it chill before serving. Fill it with any filling materials that you find tasty.
Source: Jewish Agency for Israel - Partnership 2000: Tzahar - Palm Beach Educational Exchange